Most U.S. residents are aware that today, April 15, is the day we all must file our income tax return (if we haven't already). Probably not as many of us are cognizant of the fact that it's also the anniversary of the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball. On this occasi ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 27, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. For the first time ever, one of the top books on the local bestseller list has ... More >>
Jack Buck interviews Jackie RobinsonOn July 7, 2011, when rain halted the Cardinals' assault on the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning, local sportscasters found themselves with an hour to kill. Kevin Wheeler, host of Sports Open Line at KMOX (1120 AM), decided to do something that hadn't been done ... More >>
Veteran New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey will be at O'B Clark's in Brentwood next Thursday night, May 12, for a signing party of his new book Stan Musial: An American Life. (The event is sponsored by Left Bank Books.) Yesterday he took some time out from his tour to talk to Daily ... More >>
In Saturday's New York Times, in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Barack Obama's inauguration, columnist George Vecsey and the great Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe (pictured above, center) took a look back at the old days 60-some years ago when black players like Newcombe and Jackie Robins ... More >>
The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?
Joe doesn't buy into the "magical Negro" business.
Joe to Hank Aaron: Don't sell out! Back Barry!
Read a good book under an old oak tree.
Joe hears from the son of first-class pitcher Pat Scantlebury.
The importance of the great Number 42.
African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.
Joe thinks so.
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St. Louis Filmmakers Festival
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St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
Where was Joe Henry when Major League Baseball coughed up money for ex-Negro Leaguers? In the dark.
Francis Cape whispers from the corner
A Negro League Monarch
The competition's tough in this week's St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
Loot dreams, pre-teen stars, Russian immigrants and (cough) very old men have the St. Louis table-tennis scene popping off
Our Song fills the streets of New York with hot, sweaty rhythm
A new biography of Stan Musial adds complexity to "baseball's perfect knight"
A new exhibit presented by the Missouri Historical Society recalls one Olympics that was anything but fun and games
Written and directed by Aviva Kempner
The Jewish Film Festival lights up St. Louis